Publications & Documents


  • 28-April-2010

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    Environmental Policy and Household Behavioural Change - Saving Energy - Observer Article

    In 2008, the OECD carried out a survey of people's behaviour towards the environment in ten OECD countries and five areas including energy. This article from the OECD Observer provides information on the findings that emerge from this survey in the energy area.

  • 22-April-2010

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    Climate change and competitiveness

    Our production and consumption patterns are causing irreversible damage to the earth and its atmosphere and we need to urgently reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, according to Angel Gurría. He added that cutting GHG emissions will inevitably involve a restructuring of the economy. Government policies must play a key role not only to enhance the competitive edge of “green” industries, but also to smooth the transition for those that

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  • 21-April-2010

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    Global Forum on the Environment – Key issues for the post-2012 climate framework

    Global Forum on the Environment – Key issues for the post-2012 climate framework. Organised by the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC, it focused on several key issues in the current negotiations: finance; capacity building; developing national strategies; reporting national information.

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  • 21-April-2010

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Ireland 2010

    This 2009 review of Ireland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data.

  • 19-April-2010

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    Global Carbon Markets - Informal Consultation

    The aim of the Global Carbon Markets Informal Consultation was to advance discussions of new issues and players in carbon markets post-Copenhagen, and begin to explore how countries can prepare for and navigate the current “patchwork” approach to carbon markets.

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  • 15-April-2010

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    Measuring Aid to Agriculture

    Since the mid 1980s, aid to agriculture has fallen by 43% but recent data indicate a slowdown in the decline, and the beginnings of an upward trend.

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  • 15-April-2010

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    Effects of the VOC incentive tax on innovation in Switzerland - Case studies in the printing, paintmaking and metal cutting industries

    This study is part of the OECD's “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment” programme and discusses the innovation impacts of the VOC tax in Switzerland.

  • 15-April-2010

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    OECD Legal Acts Database

    The Organisation's governing body, the Council, has the power to adopt legal instruments, usually referred to as "the OECD Acts". These Acts are the result of the substantive work carried out in the Organisation's Committees.

  • 8-April-2010

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    Recommendation of the Council on Information and Communication Technologies and the Environment [C(2010)61]

    Recommends that, in establishing or reviewing their policies for communication technologies and the environment, Members take due account of and implement the principles, which provide a general framework for enhancing the contribution of ICTs to improving environmental performance.

  • 31-March-2010

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Luxembourg 2010

    OECD's 2010 review of Luxembourg's environmental conditions and progress in air, water, waste and materials management; nature and biodiversity; the environment-economy interface; the environment-social interface; and international commitments and co-operation.  The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data and include recommendations for further environmental and sustainable development

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